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March 31, 2021 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida –The Digital Innovation Group (“DIG”), a GA Telesis, LLC company, and the Government Blockchain Association (“GBA”) announces the formation of the GBA Aviation & Aerospace Working Group. This formation kicks off the start of growing a global consortium of aviation and aerospace stakeholders within the GBA for “exploring the use of blockchain in aerospace and aviation, and how decentralized ledger technology can be of value in improving industry supply chains, MRO services, aircraft, travel, airports and the future of the industry.”

DIG was formed under GA Telesis as a “creative think tank and execution team charged with innovating business solutions using emerging technologies.” Exploring blockchain in aviation and aerospace is a new perspective on an aging industry already searching for new solutions to solve cost and inefficiencies in consumer air travel, aircraft repair, leasing, and manufacturing.

“Formation of this working group within the GBA could not come at a more vital time. I am excited to have the opportunity to gather participation and engagement from key industry players seeking transformation from around the world. Our primary objective is to introduce initiatives harnessing the power of emerging technologies to help drive aviation and aerospace well into the 21st century,” said Jason Bennick, President of DIG Holdings, LLC, and volunteer head of the new GBA group.

Bennick said it has new members already joining who represent innovative blockchain initiatives. The new GBA group includes a strategic goal to engage membership from each of the world’s largest aircraft, engine, and parts manufacturers, as well as leading airlines.

“It will take a massive, combined, and continued effort of aviation and aerospace leaders, brands, and government stakeholders to materially advance supply chain, MRO, and travel models by embracing shared technologies,” noted Bennick. “We’re living in tomorrow, and yesterday has passed,” as he went on to say, “Telecoms, healthcare, retail, and financial services are already advancing change at a blistering pace. While there are a few aviation and aerospace initiatives grounded today in blockchain and AI, the industry is missing a core foundation it can pivot through. Needed is a cooperative approach to introducing technology and process shifts everyone can benefit from. It is our hope we can have this conversation on more neutral, common ground within the GBA and collaboratively work to drive a shared transformation of this industry.”

Becoming a member of the new GBA Aviation and Aerospace Working Group requires membership in the GBA, which can be found at www.gbaglobal.org.

About DIG

The Digital Innovation Group (DIG Holdings, LLC) is a GA Telesis™, LLC company, the leading provider of integrated services in the commercial aviation industry. DIG is a creative think tank and execution team charged with innovating business solutions using emerging technologies. Through the vision of a secure and connected world powered by ingenuity and democratized technology, DIG is making transformational technology accessible for every business. DIG is underway developing and introducing a series of innovative and connected business solutions helping drive transformational change in removing friction and improving business speed and viability. For further information, please email: info@dig.tech

About GBA

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is an international nonprofit professional association with its headquarters located in Fairfax, Virginia. GBA focuses on its members as individuals and organizations interested in promoting blockchain technology solutions to governments but does not advocate for any specific policy position. GBA is not a lobbying organization. Its mission is to bring together all levels of governments worldwide with various industries for creating helpful dialogue that facilitates the efficient, ethical, and rational adoption of blockchain technology to increase the quality of life for all citizens on a global level. For further information, please contact GBA’s Executive Director Gerard Daché at gerard.dache@gbaglobal.org.

About GA Telesis

GA Telesis is the leading provider of integrated services in the commercial aviation industry. Through the GA Telesis Ecosystem™, the Company is distinctly positioned, across six continents, to leverage its resources to create innovative solutions for its customers. Consisting of global operations encompassing leasing/financingcomponent solutions, and MRO Services business units for landing gear, component/composite, and turbine engine repair, as well as digital solutions, the GA Telesis Ecosystem™ provides an unparalleled resource to airlines. The Company’s core business is its mission to ensure “Customer Success,” built from a reputation for unsurpassed excellence and integrity.

For further information, please contact: Cathy Moabery, marketing@gatelesis.com